An online training course on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women with psychosocial needs has been developed in cooperation with the Public Defender of Georgia, Tbilisi State Medical University and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office.
The online training course is available on the website of Tbilisi State Medical University (http://sms.tsmu.edu/cme), and its target group is certified obstetrician-gynecologists and psychiatrists. The course has been accredited by the Professional Development Council under the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, and has been awarded 6 credit points. The course consists of three modules and respective multiple choice tests.
This novelty will help participating certified obstetrician-gynecologists and psychiatrists to deepen their knowledge in the health management of women with psycho-social needs, as well as their rights and the commitments undertaken by the state.
The program is based on the needs identified as a result of a 2019 study “Situation of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Psychiatric and Public Care Institutions” carried out by the Public Defender, with UNFPA support. The program was developed under two UN joint programs: for Gender Equality, implemented with the financial support of the Swedish Government, and Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia, implemented with the support of the SDG Fund.